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Samsung Mission and Vision Mission - Samsungs mission seems focused in building its brand and

becoming a creative leader in new markets. It looks like Samsung is set to change its reputation of being fast followers, a company that succeeds through watching others pioneer new technologies and markets and then rush in behind. This was seen when Samsung lost a high profile case to iPhone after being accused of the companys phones were iPhones rip-offs that violated a number of patents. In spite of its success, Samsung still lags behind Apple in terms of which is the most innovative company. In its mission to capture the title of being creative leader in the Smartphone market, Samsung leaders believe they must fundamentally transform the companys culture and strategies. By doing R&D, Samsung will be able to control its destiny.

Vision -Inspire the world, create the future, Is Samsung mission


statement in its vision 2020. With this new vision, Samsung commitment is to inspire its communities by taking advantage of its key strength, creative solutions, innovative products and new technology, as they continue to promote its new values for Samsung core networks. This includes industry, partners and employees. Samsung hopes to contribute a better world and rich experience for all, using this efforts. Also as part of its vision, Samsung has a plan to reach $400 billion in revenue and be classified as worlds top five brands by 2020.

Enivormental scanning Internal and external Internal Strength and weakness 1.Strength- Samsung is focused on producing devices that can be
connected with most of the software android, OS. This gives them an edge over Apples devices. Galaxy S4 is the biggest strength for Samsungs Smartphone products. Its superior technology allows Galaxy S4 to better meet the customers needs in a way the competitors cannot imitate. Samsung is the current market leader in the Smartphone, category accounting 35.8 % of the entire market share. It has sold a lot of phones globally compared to its closest competitor, Apple Inc. The Galaxy S series are the main reason for gaining a large market share over a 4 years time. It can be argued that innovation cant be classified as one of Samsungs strength. But if we take a look at its S4 flagship, this product stands out currently in the market and listed as one of the best smartphones in the market , with its many innovative features that most of its big rivals lack, like feature-rich camera, useful preloaded apps, gesture support, fast quad-core performance, removable battery and micro SD card. Samsung has production facilities in low cost countries, which allows them to produce their products in low production cost. This benefits them as they can offer a lower price and still earn higher margins.

2. Weakness- There are few differences between Samsung products


and its competitors. Samsung offers many smartphones, including Galaxy S line. These smartphones have been criticized for being evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary and contain many features that are used by many companies. Samsung has been caught in cases of infringing Apples and some other firms patent, thus destroying its reputation and made to pay handsomely for the damage. Samsung will be disadvantaged over its rivals if they lack strong software and OS. Software and OS production have high profit margin, can increase integration of the company product.

External- Opportunities and Threat 3. Opportunities-Samsungs wide range of smartphones can attract
different markets. Due to its smartphone consistent quality, features and performance, many critics consider Samsung the leading Android manufacturer. Most carriers use these features to advertise for the phone and push sales. Samsung is a leader in different forms of technology which can utilize the innovation of new smartphones, such as using high definition technology from their television and incorporate that into the screens. One of Samsung innovation was the Galaxy Note. The first of Phablet (Phone/Tablet) One of its kind. It is currently the only hybrid in the market and is rated well even on its phone capability.

Samsung having a wide range of phones that can cater for a large market, and with the strategic tie ups with google will help them rule electronic market. Growing mobile advertising industry. Samsung can develop advertising platform for its mobile devices and greatly benefit from this lucrative market. The release of Galaxy S4 created new markets which allowed Samsung to improve their business and diversify their portfolio.

4.Threats- Apple is seen as the biggest Samsung threat especially in


the launch of its new device the budget iPhone 5C. The idea that a budget iPhone would allow Apple to sell in emerging markets such as India would cut market shares for Samsung. Availability of substitute products affects Samsung Galaxy ability to raise prices; this might cause customers to switch to other products. The significant problem by Samsung and other technology companies is the rapid change in technology. Companies are under high pressure to release new products faster and better than their competitors. This is always hard when a company wants to introduce something new, innovative and successful.

SWOT Analysis
Strength
Strong market position. Expanded Business portfolio. Strong Top-line growth. Innovation in design. Low production cost.

Weaknesses

Patent infringement. Too low profit margin. Less distinction with other android smartphon Lack its own OS and So

Weaknesses

Patent infringement. Too low profit margin. Less distinction with other android smartpho Lack its own OS and So

Opportunities
Wide range of phones. Main manufacturers of application processors. Growing mobile advertising industry. Great portfolio patent.

Threats
Competition. Availability of Substitute. Rapid technology change. Price wars.

Strategic formulation and EFAS of Samsung mobile


Analysis of Strategic factors Based on the SWOT analysis and the subsequent creation of the EFAS , discussed below are the most important strategic factors that would affect Samsungs performance in the short, medium A. Situational Analysis : Access to funding Samsung is one of the largest conglomerates in the world having a huge market capitalization among its group companies and is also the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. This puts it in a position of strength in terms of

market power and also in access to capital which is very important for future growth and survival in the intensely competitive scenario of today. Samsung has huge reserves and also has access to unlimited loans from South Korean banks that would fund its business and growth plans. This access to funds allows Samsung to be aggressive, pursue acquisitions, enter new markets and also manage its cash flows in a recessionary scenario such as the one that exists today.m and long term and also its present performance. Diverse and Global Presence From being South Korean company that has its operations primarily based there, Samsung has expanded itself to have a global presence all across the world including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. It is present in all the developed markets where there is demand for higher value added products and also in the emerging markets where there is very high demand across product categories and very high growth rates. In addition to that Samsung has a very diverse product portfolio in consumer electronics and has products that span the entire range. Brand Value Samsung has been consistently ranked among the top twenty brands in the world by the many surveys such as Interbrand. This strong parent brand that it has established gives it instant recognition that adds positively to each of its products and also enables it to grow and scale up very fast in each and every market that it enters. The brand value that it has also ensures that consumers relate to Samsung, trust the name and also ensure a premium pricing in a competitive industry.

Demand for design and innovation As has been discussed, there is a huge demand for products that are on the cutting edge of innovation and design as has been demonstrated in the case of the Apple I-pod and the Apple I-phone. Even in a market that is very price sensitive and intensely competitive, consumers are willing to pay a premium for a product that is different and can solve a latent consumer need.

Recommended Strategy- Tows matrix


Based on SWOT analysis and the subsequent SFAS matrix, below is the TOWS Matrix for Samsung that recommends strategies that it should leverage to ensure present and future growth.

Internal factors Strengths Opportunities SO Strategies Investment in research and development Acquisitions for growth Leverage brand for growth and expansion in emerging markets External Factors Threats ST Strategies Leverage brand to differentiate Focus on innovation for higher margins Weaknesses WO Strategies New markets for increasing profitability Higher margin innovative products to drive profitability Acquisition of new technology for innovation WT Strategies Differentiation to avoid commoditization Diversification into new emerging markets Invest in branding and customer loyalty programs